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Haddock 11-Course Baroque Lute after Hans Frei

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Stephen Haddock has years of experience making high quality lutes at affordable prices. This lute is perfect for beginners and lutenists wanting to play later repertoire, in particular, French baroque lute music.

Stephen's baroque lute is after an original by Hans Frei (c.1505-1565) that is in a collection at the Warwickshire Museum. Interestingly, the original was adapted during the 18th century from a renaissance lute into a baroque lute with the demand for more strings and a different tuning! 

Stephen usually uses the following materials for this lute:

  • Back: Sycamore & Cherrywood
  • Neck: Cherrywood 
  • Pegbox: Cherrywood
  • Bridge: Plumwood
  • Fingerboard: Fruitwood
  • Pegs: Boxwood or Fruitwood
  • Nut: Bone
  • Soundboard: Alpine Spruce 

All of Stephen's lutes are made by hand and therefore they may differ slightly from the photos. This lute has a string length of 675mm.

This lute comes with a Pyramid Nylon top string and Aquila Nylgut and Wound strings. Already have this baroque lute and need replacement strings. View the stringing chart for Stephen Haddock's lutes!


This lute is sold without a case which available as an optional extra: